Devon County Council has undertaken to close Doctors Walk to all through traffic except bicycles with a physical barrier. The closure will remain in place for an initial period of 18 months. It will be monitored regularly, and adjusted accordingly. The closure point will be 15 metres east of the junction of Ide Village Road and Doctors Walk.
The purpose of the closure is to reduce traffic on Balls Farm Road, support safe pedestrian distancing and additional facilities for cyclists, and provide a more attractive and safe route for travel on foot and bicycle, to and from work and education in Exeter.